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    INTESTINAL CANDIDIASIS

    Candida albicans is a normal gut fungus but its proliferative excess causing infection is associated with immune suppression or long term use of broad spectrum antibiotic.Candidiasis can occur in various body candidiasis in gastro intestinal tract include oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Intestinal candidiasis usually occur secondary to some underlying pathology.Dr.Gupta’s IAFA is the best Ayurvedic destination for the successful management of intestinal candidiasis.

    SYMOTOMS

    • Anal itching
    • Belching
    • Bloating
    • Indigestion
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhoea, foamy or frothy stools
    • Crump
    • Vomiting
    • Gastric ulcers
    • Headache, fatigue
    • Itchy skin
    • Mucus rich thread like foamy substance in stool

    ETIOLOGY

    Intestinal candidiasis may be caused due candida infection in ulcers, malignant perforation, small or large bowel infection, superficial erosion, pseudo membrane formation particularly by use excess of antibiotics, immune suppressive drugs, diabetic medication, oral contraceptive pills, corticosteroids,stress, smoking etc. Patients suffering from chronic illness, irritable bowel disease, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis are more prone to develop Intestinal candidiasis.

    DIAGNOSIS

    Endoscopy findings show white plaques induodenum and thickening of mucosal folds of duodenum andjejunum. Stool examination reveals presence of Candida.

    PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    • Avoid stale ,refrigerated ,processed ,sugary foods.
    • Quit smoking, alcohol consumption, antibiotic overuse, corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs.
    • Keep blood glucose levels at check.

    COMPLICATIONS

    • Candida infection spreading to blood stream can cause serious health hazards like brain damage , liver dysfunction etc.

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    Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
    CEO & Founder of IAFA®

    Diet in INTESTINAL CANDIDIASIS

    PATHYA (DO's) in INTESTINAL CANDIDIASIS

    • Low carbohydrate easy to digest vegetarian diet.
    • Proper skin hygiene to prevent Candida spread.

    APATHYA (DO's) inINTESTINAL CANDIDIASIS

    • Avoid day sleep .
    • Avoid Vidahiahara(Acidic food)
    • Avoid Yougurt ,oily , spicy ,non vegetarian and deep fried food.

    YOGA

    • Pavanamuktasana
    • Trikonasana
    • Paschimootasana
    • Ustrasana
    • Bujangasana

    PRANYAMA

    • Anulomaviloma pranayama
    • Kapalbati
    • Nadishodana

    MUDRA THERAPY

    • Prithvi mudra
    • Prana mudra 
    • Varuna mudra 

    pranayam

    Ayurvedic Management Of Intestinal Candidiasis

    TREATMENT PRINCIPLE

    • Vishamagnichikitsa
    • Vatajagrahanichikitsa

    INTERNAL MEDICINES

    • Triphalachurna
    • Mustakaranjadikasaya
    • Vilwadigulika
    • Charngeryadigritam

    • Panchamrtaparpadi
    • Grahanyantakagrita
    • Kaidaryadikasayam

    EXTERNAL APPLICATION

    • Dhanwantaram oil on umbilical region

    PURIFACTORY THERAPY

    • Vasti –Pippilyadianuvasanataila

    SINGLE HERBS USED IN INTESTINAL CANDIDIASIS

    • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
    • Ardraka (Zingiberofficinale)
    • Ajamoda (Trachyspermumammi)

    References

    1. Shloka No. 42-44, Chapter 15, Grahani Chikitsa, Chikitsasthana, Charak Samhita by Acharya Agnivesa.
    2. Dr. L. Dwivedi. Sutrasthanam 6/34 & 41, Chikitsasthanam 6/46-48. Verse 4th, Varanasi: Chaukhambha Krishnadas Academy; 2017
    3. Agnivesha, Charak Samhita with Ayurveda Deepika Commentary of Chakrapanidatta revised by Charak and Dridhabala, edited by Vaidya Trikamji, published by Chaukhambha Publishers, reprint – 2015, Chikitsathana 7/159-161.

    CONCLUSION

    Intestinal candidiasis is a disease which is usually undetected until severe stage is reached. If not treated at the right time it may lead to serious health conditions especially due to spread of candida fungi through the blood stream. The minor symptoms of candidiasis shown in the initial stage of disease have to be taken seriously and treated appropriately. Following Ayurveda will help in better healing and recovery through safe and complete nature friendly treatment modalities.

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question) What is intestinal candidiasis?

    Answer) The candida alibicans fungal infection of any part of the intestine is called as Intestinal candidiasis.

    Question) What are the major basic conditions that may lead to the infection by candida albicans and causes intestinal candidiasis?

    Answer) Intestinal candidiasis may be caused due candida infection in ulcers, malignant perforation, small or large bowel infection, superficial erosion, pseudo membrane formation particularly by use excess of antibiotics, immune suppressive drugs, diabetic medication, oral contraceptive pills, corticosteroids, stress and  smoking.

    Question) Is there any Ayurvedic remedy for Intestinal candidiasis?

    Answer) Yes, Ayurveda has successful natural friendly measures for treating intestinal candidiasis.

    Question) What is the cause of Intestinal Candidiasis?

    Answer) According to Ayurveda, candidiasis can thrive in the body due to agnimandya (weak digestive fire). Due to weak digestive fire, the undigested food putrefies and ferments creating suitable conditions for the yeast to grow and spread.

    Question) What is the treatment of Intestinal Candidiasis?

    Answer) The modern treatment of Intestinal Candidiasis includes medications that can make the symptoms disappear for a while but the Ayurvedic treatment treats the underlying cause of candidiasis with herbal remedies, diet and lifestyle management.

    Question) What are the herbs useful in Intestinal Candidiasis?

    Answer) Various herbs such as- Triphala, Neem (Azadirachta indica), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) etc. are effective.

    Question) What is the recommended diet in intestinal candidiasis?

    Answer) Freshly cooked, warm, seasonal and fresh food with spices such as ginger, turmeric, cumin, garlic should be included in the diet and intake of cold foods, drinks, left-overs, heavy and fermented food should be avoided. 

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